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2.30 p.m. | Opening remarks by

2.40 p.m. | Keynote speech by

  • Tim Jackson, expert for the EESC opinion, Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey

3 p.m. | Panel 1  Setting the scene

Moderated by Josep Puxeu Rocamora, President of the EESC Study Group

  • Saïd El Khadraoui, Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre
  • Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change , World Economic Forum

Q&A and debate

4 p.m. | Coffee break

4.30 p.m. | Panel 2 Stakeholders' views – Interactive discussion

Moderated by Peter Schmidt, rapporteur of the EESC opinion

  • Philippe Pochet, General Director, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  • Patrizia Heidegger, Director for Global Policies and Sustainability, European Environmental Bureau
  • Jan Tytgat, Director Government Affairs EU-Benelux, Umicore
  • Mirjam Wolfrum, Director of Policy Engagement Europe, CDP

Q&A and debate